Kinky Chair

Alexander White
£720
Kinky Chair by furniture maker and designer, Alexander White. Alexander develops unique techniques that utilise modern technology, whilst incorporating his passion for traditional crafts and hand-built pieces. This sculptural chair is no exception. Combining hand-crafted refinement with an industrial aesthetic, Alexander created several prototypes before finalising the design for his chair. This enabled him to hone a special method of pinching a single length of steel tubing in specific locations, so that it could then be bent by hand. An exclusive to The New Craftsmen, Kinky Chair is both exceptional to look at and comfortable to sit on. The seat is made from scorched Ash wood.


Material: Blackened steel and scorched Ash wood
Dimensions: Height: 79cm, L: 49cm Width: 44cm
Care Instructions: Clean with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly
Made To Order (8-10 weeks)

Process

During development for this piece, Alexander worked with a select few metalworking tools, specially adapted to suit his purpose. The chair’s frame is created from a single length of steel tube, approximately 5.5m long. The tube is fed through a unique jig which allows for rotation, and an adapted bottle jack, enabling Alexander to pinch the tube in precise locations. Once the steel tube has been pinched, folded and welded into shape, cross-pieces are attached at the seat, both for support and to lock the chair frame together. The frame is then blackened and lacquered before a wooden seat, cut from Ash, is added. The seat is scorched, stained black, and then oiled to protect the wood.
The Maker Alexander White Furniture Maker - London

London-born and raised in South West of France, furnisher maker and designer Alexander White returned to England to study 3D Design at Falmouth University in Cornwall, graduating 2010. Following graduation, Alexander worked with various prestigious artists and designers, including Fred Baier and Paul Cocksedge, before opening his own Hackney-based studio, A White Workshop, in 2013. His award-winning work ranges from private commissions to public artwork, and commercial products. Alexander’s hands on approach to design combined with his compassion for traditional crafts and his curiosity for the latest technology renders his work relevant and original whilst having the appeal and depth of the hand-built. The aesthetic quality of his work is purely derived from his unique approach and interpretation of manufacturing processes.